Firebaugh Police Officer Rodolfo Tabares Hospitalized after Fresno County Motorcycle Accident at Highway 33 and Douglas Street
Fresno County, California (September 17, 2019) – A police officer was struck and injured by an alleged DUI driver Sunday night in Firebaugh, northwest of Fresno, according to officials.
The accident happened at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, September 15 at Highway 33 and Douglas Street.
Authorities said Firebaugh Police Officer Rodolfo Tabares was riding his police motorcycle at the intersection when he was hit from behind by a car driven by Jose Gutierrez, 27, of Mendota.
Tabares suffered a lot of road rash and scrapes and was taken to the hospital. His current condition was not immediately available.
Gutierrez who rear-ended Tabares at a high rate of speed, about 55 to 60 mph, was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
The crash remains under investigation.